The Kohala Coast is known as the "Gold Coast". The name speaks for itself as resort complexes overlook pristine beaches, crystal blue ocean and remarkable lava landscapes. This area is also surrounded by some of the best and most beautiful golf courses ever designed.
Golf Digest rates the Mauna Kea Beach Golf Course on the Kohala Coast among the world's best. Located at the Mauna Kea Resort, the Hapuna Golf Course was named "Most Environmentally Sensitive" in the state by the United States Golf Association. Waikoloa exhibits three beautiful courses: The Waikoloa Village Golf Course, the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course and the King's Course.
North of Kailua Village, black volcanic flows sharply contrast the indigo blue ocean of the Kohala Coast. History is preserved at archaeological sites along the Kohala Coast. The fish ponds of Ka'upulehu, Anaeho'omalu and Mauna Lani reflect the ancient Hawaiian practice of aquaculture.
The King's Trail or Ala Mamalahoa is a path that has been carved by generations of royal feet into a gleaming black line through the lava. Some hotels lead jogging excursions along this historical path, part of this trail was later broadened for travel on horseback.
Kohala Coast offers some of the most beautiful beaches, golf courses and resort recreational facilities on the island. Enjoy biking, swimming, diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing and much more.